Calvin knows first-hand the benefits that sports and physical exercise can have in a person’s life. You can increase self-esteem and teach valuable life lessons. You learn how to build and grow healthy relationships, even with people you wouldn’t usually hang with outside of sports. You learn how to inspire others and become a leader in your own way. You learn how to deal with failure, how to lose with dignity, but never give up. Accountability, sacrifice, and time management become part of your daily practice.
Regardless of the obstacles, Calvin’s hard work and dedication paid off. He became a Division I athlete and eventually trained at a combine facility where the highest-level athletes perform. Continuing his journey, he deepened his knowledge of sports and exercise, but the inequities he experienced growing up became all the more apparent.
Talking to his teammates and using state-of-the-art facilities only drove home the undeniable truth that his community was in need. He told himself that when the time came, he would dedicate his life to giving back, provide something he needed as a kid, but never had. He’d create the greatest programs and sporting facilities in his community.